Subject: Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • August Newsletter

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • News!
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • August 2018 Newsletter
Library Director Helen Malinka
Summer reading is going strong.
We're halfway through
Adult Summer Reading, which ends August 25. There's still time to sign up! We've had four lucky raffle winners so far, with five more raffle baskets up for grabs. 

Teen Summer Readers have won over 350 small prizes and raffle entries, and over 500 children have participated in Read & Bead. These programs end August 10.

We've had over 100 children sing up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, which is ongoing throughout the year.

The Friends book sale reopens August 15!
I am happy to tell you that the Friends of the BPML Book Sale will reopen after several months on Wednesday, August 15. Hours are Wednesday 12:30-6pm and Friday 12:30-2:30pm. Please support them and us with your donations and purchases.

Thinking about donating books? Please don't donate books that you wouldn't consider buying yourself! Make sure they are not dirty, discolored, mildewed, damaged, or otherwise not suitable for resale. We also cannot take textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines, VHS or cassette tapes, records, or outdated (older than 5 years) computer books, medical texts, tax guides, almanacs, travel books, law books, etc.

Please remember that it costs the library money to discard items we can't resell. But YOU could make money (or store credit) by selling them to a used bookstore. Or, and this will shock you, you’re allowed to throw them out. It’s part of the book circle of life! It might feel weird. Books are magic. But they’re also produced in mass quantities, and there are plenty of copies somewhere for anyone who wants to read them.

We're changing the way we handle renewals.
You may have noticed something a little different when it comes to renewing your items. Starting in July, when you renew, the new due date will be based on the original due date, instead of the day you renew. That means you get more time with your books! But to prevent abuse of the new system, patrons who like to renew online may need to wait until their items are closer to the due date.

Did you know? The library introduced a new courtesy renewal system earlier this year, which automatically renews eligible items. That means fewer fines! If your item is eligible, you'll receive an email three days before the due date, letting you know that it's been renewed. If it cannot be renewed, you'll receive the usual "almost due" email two days before the due date.

As always, most books may be renewed up to two times, unless another patron has placed a hold. 

Best, 
Helen Malinka
Library Director
Adult Summer Reading
Teen Summer Reading
Read & Bead Summer Reading
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten Summer Reading
Sit & Knit
Thursday, August 2 & 16, 6:00 pm
Thursday, August 9, 23, & 30, 1:00 pm


Join local knitters for a relaxing time filled with knitting and good company!

Teen Tech Experts
Most Mondays in August (by appointment)

Seniors, do you need help with your mobile phone, iPad or tablet? Make an appointment with one of our teen volunteers. Call 860-828-7126 to schedule.
Movie Matinee
Phantom Thread (R)
Friday, August 3, 1:00 pm

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Rated R. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments! 2 hours, 10 minutes. 
Internet Safety Tips
Tuesday, August 7, 1:30 pm

Learn how to protect yourself from common online scams and Malware.
Movie Matinee
Molly's Game (R)
Friday, August 10, 1:00 pm

The true story of Molly Bloom, an Olympic-class skier who ran the world's most exclusive high-stakes poker game and became an FBI target. Starring Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. Rated R. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments! 2 hours, 20 minutes. 
The Great American Read
Monday, August 13, 1:30 pm

Watch and discuss the first episode of The Great American Read from PBS. Celebrate the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels, and hear from celebrities, authors, notable Americans and book lovers across the country. Refreshments will be served.
Veggie Tasting Party
Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 pm

Bring a few of your favorite homegrown veggies to share and discuss. Plates and rating cards will be provided. Didn't grow anything this year? No problem, you're still welcome to join in the tasting!
Movie Matinee
Their Finest (R)
Friday, August 17, 1:00 pm

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Rated R. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments! 1 hour, 57 minutes. 
Open Sew
Saturday, August 18, 10:30 am to 3:30 pm

Join us for a day of sewing! Drop in any time between 10:30 am to 3:30 pm and bring your hand sewing or your sewing machine and work on your projects while in the company of others. We will have an ironing station, a cutting station and power strips for you to use. 
Make & Take
Watercolor Sand Dollars
Thursday, August 23, 6:30 pm

Bring the beauty of the shore into your home with these watercolor sand dollars. Open to adults, teens, and children ages 10+ with an adult. Registration is required. 
Movie Matinee
Forever My Girl (PG)
Friday, August 24, 1:00 pm

After being gone for a decade, a country star returns home to the love he left behind. Rated PG. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments! 1 hour, 48 minutes. 
Cookbook Club
Monday, August 27, 6:30 pm

The Cookbook Club is trying something new this summer! Choose a library owned cookbook and make something within this month's theme. August's theme will be "Outdoor Picnic". Please choose something primarily made from items you might bring to a picnic. Registration is required. Visit the library to browse our cookbook collection!
Movie Matinee
Red Sparrow (R)
Friday, August 31, 1:00 pm

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to 'Sparrow School,' a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. Her first mission, targeting a C.I.A. agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. Starring Jennifer Lawrence. Rated R. Registration is not required. Drop in and enjoy light refreshments! 2 hours, 20 minutes. 
Call (860) 828-7126 to register by phone.
Want more movies? Check out the library's streaming services!

InstantFlix — Thousands of award-winning indie films, documentaries, classic TV, and more.
Quello Concerts — Full-length concerts and documentaries from the 1920s to today's hottest artists.
AcornTV — World-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond.
hoopla — Popular feature films, documentaries, children's video, popular and classic TV.
OverDrive — Popular feature films, documentaries, and children's video.

Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • Teens
Makerspace Drop In Hours
Tuesday through Thursday, 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For grades 5 - 12. Drop-in Tuesday through Thursday any time between 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm to explore our makerspace! June 26 through August 9. 
KEVA Plank Challenge
Wednesday, August 1, 6:00 pm

For students entering grades 6-8. Join McGee Middle School Library Media Specialist Emily Ziemba for some KEVA Plank fun! No registration is required. 
Design Squad Global
Thursday, August 2, 2:00 pm 

Build your creativity and confidence while we design, invent, and build engineering projects together — and share with kids from a club in another part of the world! This is not a drop-in club, but one that requires regular attendance. Meets every Thursday at 2pm, June 28 to August 2. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. For students entering grades 4-7.
The Spoon Man
Monday, August 6, 3:00 pm 

All ages. Come get “spooned” at the library! As seen on America’s Got Talent, the Spoon Man offers a hilarious interactive program with outrageous impressions, an audience sing-a-long competition, and lots of spoon playing! Registration is required. Please call 860-828-7127 to register.
High School Book Club
Thursday, August 16, 6:00 pm

For students entering grades 9-12. Join Mrs. Rice and Mrs. Pappas from Berlin High School to discuss the book chosen at our Book Talks and Share in July. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is required.
Middle School Book Club
Tuesday, August 21, 10:30 am

For grades 6-7. Join McGee Middle School teacher Danielle McCorkel to discuss some of your favorite books in a relaxing group. Registration is required. Books will be available at the Children’s Desk.
Call (860) 828-7127 to register by phone.
Berlin-Peck Memorial Library • Kids
Fitness by Design Workshop
Wednesday, August 1, 2:30 pm

This kids’ fitness class will take children through various fun exercise activities utilizing body weight, Bosu balls, and other agility equipment. We’ll work on balance, core strength, agility, and stamina. Most appropriate for age 5 and up but can accommodate younger kids with parents' help. Registration is required.
Design Squad Global
Thursday, August 2, 2:00 pm 

Build your creativity and confidence while we design, invent, and build engineering projects together — and share with kids from a club in another part of the world! This is not a drop-in club, but one that requires regular attendance. Meets every Thursday at 2pm, June 28 to August 2. Sponsored by Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. For students entering grades 4-7.
The Spoon Man
Monday, August 6, 3:00 pm 

All ages. Come get “spooned” at the library! As seen on America’s Got Talent, the Spoon Man offers a hilarious interactive program with outrageous impressions, an audience sing-a-long competition, and lots of spoon playing! Registration is required. Please call 860-828-7127 to register.

Call (860) 828-7127 to register by phone.
—Library Services—
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks.
Berlin-Peck cardholders have free access to downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, movies, and more—at home, or on a smartphone or tablet. Start downloading today »

Online resources.
Your Berlin-Peck library card gives you access to databases like Ancestry.com, AtoZdatabases, The New York Times, and Consumer Reports! See all our online resources »

Homebound delivery service.
Berlin-Peck offers volunteer delivery services to patrons who are homebound (temporarily or permanently) because of illness, disability, or advanced age. To be eligible for our Homebound Service, patrons must be Berlin residents and must have a current Berlin-Peck Library card. Register online, give us a call at (860) 828-7126, or email us at illbpml@libraryconnection.info.
Need to print from your personal computer or smart device?
The library offers wireless printing »
Reserve and print museum passes online!
Free and discounted passes to local museums and attractions can be checked out with your library card. Most passes can be printed at home, with no need to return (and no late fees!) Check out available passes »
These passes are made possible by the Friends of the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library.
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Berlin, CT 06037
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